Industry News

Deutsche Messe’s CEBIT Cancelled After 33 Years

HANNOVER, Germany – After 33 years as a premier trade show for the IT industry, Deutsche Messe’s CEBIT is being cancelled and will be at least partially rolled into the HANNOVER MESSE manufacturing exhibition. Citing declining attendance last year and sluggish booth sales for 2019, Deutsche Messe said CEBIT exhibitors would

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TSE Quarterly Highlights

Informa PLC – Following a report of 3.9 percent revenue growth for the first 10 months of the year, International B2B powerhouse Informa PLC said it is on track to achieve its full-year expectations. Stephen A. Carter, Group Chief Executive at Informa, said more than 60% of the company’s revenue is forward-booked

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NAPCO Media Acquires Full Ownership of Printing Summits

PHILADELPHIA – NAPCO Media bought out its partner in a pair of hosted-buyer events for the printing industry. NAPCO acquired full ownership of Inkjet Summit and Digital Packaging Summit from nGage Events and also picked up the nGage executive who had been handling operations and marketing for the conferences as part

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Messe Dusseldorf Sets Records at MEDICA, ProWine China

DUSSELDORF, Germany – A knack for drawing crowds from around the world led to record attendance at two key events for Messe Dusseldorf this month. The German organizer reported impressive growth in attendance and exhibitors at its Nov. 12-15 MEDICA 2018 in Germany, and in Shanghai as well at ProWine China,

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ReedPOP’s Youth-Oriented ComplexCon Gains Traction

LONG BEACH, Calif. – ReedPOP’s outreach to the coveted youth market took a step forward with another successful edition of ComplexCon, a hybrid event designed to bring consumer brands together with ultimate consumers. The third annual ComplexCon filled the Long Beach Convention Center with a dizzying lineup of the latest

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China Opens New Front in Trade War with Exhibition for Importers

While exports have been king in China during its decades-long economic expansion, a massive new trade show in Shanghai kicked off Nov. 5-10 as a showcase for overseas importers looking for opportunities in the often-stubborn Chinese market. The China International Import Expo (CIIE) was announced just last spring by President

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Numbers Show a September Slump

The fall season of 2018 began with falling numbers. September’s trade show metrics dropped roughly 3-4% in September, worsening an already flat third quarter. The Trade Show Executive Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics reported drops of 2.9% in exhibit space compared to September 2017. The decreases were higher in

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Acquisition Gives PSAV an Established AV Foothold in Canada

NEW YORK – The audio-visual (AV) provider PSAV moved into the Canadian market in October by acquiring FMAV, a venerable Toronto company that has provided AV and other event production services in seven major Canadian cities over the past 40 years. Financial terms of the sale were not announced, but

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JEGI Sees Brisk Trade Show M&A Activity Through Year End

NEW YORK – Continuing good news on the economic front has given a boost to mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in the trade show industry, which should continue at least into next year, JEGI said in a new quarterly review of activity in the media sector. The New York investment bank’s

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Macgregor Communications Acquires Canadian Telecom Summit

TORONTO – Macgregor Communications, organizers of a series of conferences for information technology professionals, acquired The Canadian Telecom Summit. Macgregor picked up the event from GST Conferences. Michael Stone and Mark Goldberg, who founded the Canadian Telecom Summit 18 years ago, will work with Macgregor on the next two editions

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